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  • Oct. 17

    October 17, 2010 --

    Evidence in Eagle bar lawsuit missing or destroyed Convictions didn’t stop Augusta from hiring applicants Warner Robins e-mails point to more nepotism

    Oct. 16

    October 17, 2010 --

    Politics, alleged conflict at center of charter school funding case Ethics panel calls for sanctions against several educators

    Ex-ATL city attorney gives up law license for 6 months

    October 16, 2010 --

    Former Atlanta City Attorney Clifford Hardwick IV will give up his license for six months for failing to represent a client accused of illegally downloading music. Today’s announcement marked the latest round of intrigue for Hardwick, who had been disciplined twice previously by the State Bar and who was shot and critically injured in a Cascade Road Starbuck’s in 2008.

    Oct. 15

    October 15, 2010 --

    Deal to return excess contributions Officials: Deal granted no favors in road request Roy Barnes amends tax returns Athens-Clarke Commission candidate investigated

    Police overseer: ‘I believe … these boys got the crap kicked out of them’

    Police overseer: 'I believe ... these boys got the crap kicked out of them'
    October 15, 2010 --

    An Atlanta police officer should lose three days’ pay for strip-searching a college student who had alleged an earlier beating by his partner, a citizen oversight panel said Thursday. The Atlanta Citizen Review Board said it could not corroborate charges of misconduct in the earlier incident, which left the student with two fractured bones in his face. Police said the student reached for an officer’s gun, but board member Rod Edmond wasn’t buying it:  “I believe in my heart of hearts these boys got the crap kicked out of them.”

    Oct. 14

    October 14, 2010 --

    Barnes claimed tax breaks on house he didn’t own Nathan Deal lobbied AG, EPD for landfill Nathan Deal answers ethics questions Is DeKalb CEO disregarding budget cuts? N. Ga. judge involved in campaign conflict? Ga. board of education delays adopting ethics policy model Barrow Co.’s HR director quits, drops complaint Oconee commission backs ethics ordinance

    ACLU sues feds for deporting mentally ill U.S. citizen

    October 13, 2010 --

    Federal authorities deported a mentally ill North Carolina man even though he was an American citizen and had never set foot in Mexico before he was deported there, the ACLU alleged in a lawsuit filed today. Mark Lyttle, now living in Griffin, spent four months in jails and homeless shelters in Central America before he got back to the U.S. “I didn’t think what happened to my brother could ever happen in America,” said David Lyttle, one of his brothers. Read the ACLU news release and the lawsuit.

    Oct. 13

    October 13, 2010 --

    Deal, staffer asked county to rezone business’s property, maintain adjacent road Ga. to investigate foreclosures Cancel, delay; Delta among worst

    Oct. 12

    October 12, 2010 --

    Gwinnett commission chairman avoids indictment Ga. Perimeter College violated policy for years on non-paying students Cash-strapped MARTA spent $2,600 on food for meeting Suit alleges Bishop Long defaulted on property loan

    The sky’s the limit for Georgia PACs

    The sky's the limit for Georgia PACs
    October 11, 2010 --

    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour‘s political committee collected $231,000 last quarter, far outpacing the $148,000 it had raised in the previous nine months. Barbour reported the donations not in Jackson, but in Atlanta, where state law allows unlimited corporate contributions to political action committees. Mississippi caps corporate donations to PACs at $1,000. The sky’s the limit in Georgia, where Barbour’s committee is registered. There, in a nutshell, is why political action committees love Georgia. Read on …